Los Olivos Spa
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- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Room service
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... entered another world altogether. The Sierra is renowned for having many unique ecosystems, endemic plants mostly because it is basically a cloud forest. We were told it would get cloudy, and rain each day followed by near freezing temperatures. Indeed it was cold but we did not have any rain at all, mostly because we went all over Oaxaca the day before procuring rain gear.
The first day we hiked a total of fourteen kilometers to a little pueblo named ...
... I was surprised how short it was. Yes, it was a mighty sight in its own unique way. Can you see what I can in some of the close up photos of the trunk?
... others. After a Caffe latte grande we walked a few blocks North to the church of St Domingo, where we were lucky enough to experience a WONDERFUL (free) concert given by the Filarmonica Oaxaca.
This proper job orchestra treated us to a program of
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... to the local public showers a few blocks away. The showers are no great shakes, but at least they had water, and that was what mattered at this point. I was not a pleasant person to be around that day, I can assure you. (Marc adds: trust me, Elly is right about this one.)
So after that another new pump (#3) was installed .... resulting in the same problems. They took the pump back to the shop and tested it out -- ...
... see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tlayuda), hot chocolate (be rude not to) and tried horchata. Now I finally knew what Vampire Weekend were singing about. Turns out its a sweet milky rice drink. Whatever floats your boat!
We took a stroll around the town (city?) and landed into the main square. This was quite the experience. There were vendors dotted around the place selling everything you could want; delicious smelling food, toys, balloons, shawls, jewelry. You ...